Nothing is known about the biology of subsphaerica.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- subsphaerica. Pheidole subsphaerica Wilson, 2003: 761, figs. (s.w.) COLOMBIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major: head in full-face view circular, with flattened posterior dorsal margin; carinulae limited to the level of the posterior margin of the eye, those originating mesad to the eye curving downward below the eye and then back up again, as illustrated; promesonotum and head mostly smooth and shiny; postpetiole cone-shaped; all of body densely pilose.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 2.02, HL 1.94, SL 1.18, EL 0.26, PW 0.94. Paratype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.42, SL 0.96, EL 0.14, PW 0.44.
COLOR Major: concolorous light reddish yellow.
Minor: concolorous clear yellow.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
COLOMBIA: Chinchina, col. W. L. Brown. Museum of Comparative Zoology
L Gr subsphaerica, shaped somewhat like a ball, referring to the head of the major.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 761, fig. major, minor described)